The overall state of a group of particles remains constant even though the particles are not in contact with each other. If one particle changes, another one ‘magically’ goes the opposite way, and the system remains balanced. This principle, Entanglement, was initially described by Einstein as “spooky action at a distance”.
In our exhibit, bulbs are particles. At any time, the entire system has half the bulbs lit. If you affect one bulb, another—’entangled’—bulb behaves in the opposite manner, and the observed system will remain balanced.
Royal College of Art
Space Program 2015
Monika, Feng Pei, Shob Han